Advanced Micro Devices and English Soccer???

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by Mr. Cam, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. Mr. Cam

    Mr. Cam Red Card

    Jun 28, 2001
    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=5174

    AMD enters gladiatorial soccer arena

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    Advanced Micro Devices, an AMERICAN chip manufacturer!

    Read the article and then call, e-mail, or mail them a letter. Or perhaps a bright BigSoccer.Com member can think of a more effective campaign.
     
  2. Thomas A Fina

    Thomas A Fina Member

    Mar 29, 1999
    Hell
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BTW, Blackburn Rovers, obscure?

    (am I missing a joke here?)
     
  3. Beckhamcpt07

    Beckhamcpt07 Member

    Nov 16, 2001
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They should sponsor some MLS teams.
     
  4. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    Gotta be a joke. This is an English source.
     
  5. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Moved from US Men.
     
  6. free_mann_mcmanaman

    free_mann_mcmanaman New Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Wouldn't have thought I would ever purchase a jersey because of the ADVERT, but that may now happen.
     
  7. eric515

    eric515 Member

    May 8, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    British soccer is a very fannish, clannish phenomenon. AMD sponsoring one particular team rather than just advertising on the side of the pitch, as it's been doing for some time, could be a sponsorship deal too far for supporters of other soccer clubs.

    Interesting point...is it common for people to boycott products because of what teams they sponsor. I find that doubtful, if that were the case, there would be no sponsors. As we have all learned, businesses will abandon any sponsorship obligations when very vocal minorities (as in not majority) speak up. See Augusta National and see Pepsi w/ Ludacris...

    At least the website, whatever it is, isn't bashing soccer.
     
  8. salmacis

    salmacis Member

    Jun 9, 1999
    Oxford, UK
    Put it this way, Doritos (sponsors of Wolverhampton Wanderers) are banned in my household.
     

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